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Position by Position Breakdown for the Battle of Ohio Part II

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Line Backers:

Cle 15.5 sacks from LB position. Cin 6. While I believe the best LB on the field will be dawning stripes (Burfict), the Browns play 4 LBs, 3 of which (Kruger, Jackson and Mingo) have difference making ability. 3 difference making LBs to the Bengals 1 gives the Browns the edge at the LB position.

Advantage: Browns


Nov 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) defends against a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


he Bengals have the better group of CBs with Newman, Hall, Jones and Kirkpatrick, however, all 4 are dealing with injuries and 1 or 2 may not even play (Hall and Kirkpatrick). The Browns clearly have the best CB overall with Hayden and with his success against Green, combined with the injury issues of the Bengals, the Browns have the CB advantage as well.

Advantage: Browns